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Calendar for July 25th, 2013

1770s

  • Born 1775: Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1830s

  • Died 1834: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1844: Thomas Eakins (artist)

  • 1860s

  • 1866: Ulysses S. Grant received the rank of General of the Army, the first American officer to be so designated

  • 1890s

  • Born 1894: Walter Brennan (actor)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1902: Eric Hoffer (philosopher)

  • 1910s

  • 1917: Canadian income tax introduced

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Estelle Getty (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 1956: The Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the SS Stockholm in heavy fog

  • Died 1958: Harry Warner (one of the founders of Warner Bros.)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1967: Matt LeBlanc (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1973: Louis Stephen Saint Laurent (12th Prime Minister of Canada)

  • Born 1978: Gerard Warren (football player)

  • 1978: The first documented test tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in England

  • 1980s

  • 1984: Soviet cosmonaut, Svetlana Savitskaya, became the first woman to walk in space

  • 2000s

  • 2003: Germany's Kuno the Killer catfish's carcass washed up on shore. The 5-foot-long, 77 pound catfish sprang from the waters of Volksgarden Park Lake in 2001 to swallow a dachshund puppy whole

  • Died 2003: Thomas Savage (novelist)

  • 2005: A magnitude-5.6 earthquake struck southwestern Montana

  • Died 2007: Jake (dog that searched for September 11th and Hurricane Katrina victims)


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